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Dec 10, 2013 1:40am PST
mandela's -- mandela's inspiration for the world. i think a little personal from president obama. i have to say, hearing the president when he came out in the briefing room after we learned that mandela had died, was some of the most heartfelt, inspirational words we had heard from the president in some time. obviously he's been going through a rough patch politically here at home, this was obama in a very personal way, in a way that we hadn't heard in some time. >> jonathan karl mentioned the speech the president gave at oxidental college. dr. dyson, so many american of that generation, of our generation, this was in some ways the post vietnam era. this became an issue that sparked activist. >> exactly right. it was people's introduction into the world of politics. and college campuses were aflame. you know, before this was the "me" generation, of the narcissism that was, you know, taking hold in the '70s, as we heard it it. obama and others of our generation said, no, we will not give in to or capitulate to the stereotype that we're different, we're all about ourselves. and this issue
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
poured in from around the world, including from president barack obama. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: that love, shown in the massive crowds that quickly gathered outside mandela's home and around the country. singing and dancing, joyfully celebrating the life of a man who gave so many hope and freedom. >> it's tragic. it's sad. i think we should celebrate what he has achieved and what he's given us. i wouldn't be here. i wouldn't be free, as i say, if it wasn't for him. >> reporter: south africa's first black president was surrounded by much of his family when he passed away. now, ten days of national mourning will start, during which mandela will lie in state in the capital, pretoria, so south africans can say their final good-byes, before he's taken back to his ancestral village of qunu for burial. alex marquart, abc news, johannesburg. >>> here at home, the u.s. paying its highest respects. >> president obama has given the order to fly u.s. flags at half-staff,
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
memorials for nelson mandela. the remembrances far and wide as president obama and other world leaders head to johannesburg. >>> stunning announcement from singer susan boyle who captivated the world with her humble roots and winning voice. ♪ i dreamed a dream in time gone by ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> private diagnosis and why she's decided to
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
include president obama and former u.s. presidents. >>> newlywed murder. a trial set to begin today for a young bride accused of pushing her new husband off the cliff. as new details in this case emerge. >> edge of the world. no harness, no safety net. a daredevil takes his handstand to new heights. >>> and good monday morning. we begin with snow-covered runways and roadways following a wintry storm that seemed to catch people offguard. >> and it's not over yet. a look at the radar there. after a day of snow and ice, the slow-moving system still stretching from the deep south all the way up to maine. >> and this is what it did overnight in the northern suburbs of new york city, icy roads contributed to this nasty multi-car pileup in yonkers. it sent 40 people to the hospital. no one was killed. >>> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled today across the country. a number that's sure to grow. here's a live look at philadelphia's international airport where more than eight inches of snow fell yesterday. >> the hardest storm hit at kickoff for the philadelphia eagles game. blinding
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Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
and track live doppler 7 hd. download it free at abc7news.com >> president obama and the first lady are on the way to south africa to pay their respects to nelson mandela. now the latest on the other world leaders headed for johannesburg and a final tribute. >> the week long farewell to nelson mandela is underway in south africa. >> this is the spit of the people around the world and here in south africa in the streets and townships and suburbs, people are united, holding hands, helping each other. >> president obama and first lady departed washington if south africa joined by george w. bush and his wife laura, and former secretary of state, hick. tomorrow's event is held in the soccer stadium where mandela made the last public appearance at the world cup closing ceremony in 2010. the world literally is coming to south africa. 91 heads of state and government, ten former heads of state, and dozens of other v.i.p.'s will join 90,000 regular south africans eager to pay were ares to the man who healed a nation and changed history. security will be tight. flight restrictions and thousan
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Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
to nelson mandela and world leaders from across the globe descending on south africa, including american presidents past and present. today president and mrs. obama were seen boarding air force one and on board a kind of presidential car pool. former first lady, secretary hillary clinton and laura bush and former president george w. bush. on board the group sharing memories of mandela as all eyes turned toward johannesburg and the service now just hours away. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran is there. >> reporter: doves released into the skies outside nelson mandela's home today, a fitting tribute for a great man of peace. in johannesburg, meanwhile, it was all business. workers prepping the fnb stadium, capacity 94,000, for the massive memorial service taking place here tomorrow. security preparations are intense, and with good reason. the world has never seen a gathering of leaders like this one. flying in from more than 90 countries, from argentina to pakistan, trinidad to china, including four u.s. presidents, obama, who has been chosen to speak tomorrow and thr
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Dec 10, 2013 1:05am PST
said, more than 100 world leaders have come for this memorial service this morning including four american presidents. president and mrs. obama, along with president george w. bush and laura bush. here they are right now. the former secretary of state and first lady hillary clinton. long 17-hour flight on air force one. they reconfigured the cabins a bit so everybody could get some sleep. president bush and mrs. bush were in what is usually the medical unit of air force one. secretary clinton took over the first class staff cabin. and of course the president and mrs. obama had their apartment up front. we're told they spent an awful lot of time on that flight together in the conference room, joining together to remember a man who changed so much. and we see again that crowd in the stadium. let's go to abc's terry moran there right now. lots of singing going on for several hours, terry. >> george, this has been an amazing morning so far. in a cold and soaking rain that as you can see is keeping down the crowd's numbers. but still streaming in. it has done nothing to keep down the s
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Dec 10, 2013 4:00am PST
world cup in 2010. john? dy diana? >>> president obama's limb moe caught in traffic. a rare sight of the limo nicknamed the beast. >> abc will follow events in south africa all morning. a complete wrap up on "good morning america." >>> back here at home, the headline this morning is the wintry weather wallop. >> forecasters predicting another double punch as a storm system coming out of the great lakes combines with a southern low from the south. lit spawn more snow from the mid-atlantic to the northeast. >>> a bitter cold front out of canada is blasting parts of minnesota. the mercury struggled to stretch above 0 yesterday. some areas feeling as cold as 35 below. >>> the icy blast is forcing more flight cancellations. numbers sure to climb today. most out of newark, dallas-ft. worth and dulles. >> nearly 7,000 flight cancellations since saturday. some people stranded at airports for days. surprisingly, hardly any of the air rage we have seen in recent years. most pangs seem to be taking it in stride like this woman in cleveland. >> we were in new york city for a nice weekend. didn't get
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
obama and other world leaders head to johannesburg. >>> stunning announcement from singer susan boyle who captivated the world with her humble roots and winning voice. ♪ i dreamed a dream in time gone by ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> private diagnosis and why she's decided to make it public. it is monday, december 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good monday morning, everybody. how was your commute in? >> it actually wasn't so terrible. i know i'm one of the lucky ones. what was the west churning has hit us now. >> philadelphia really got bombed where i am on the jersey shore not too far away, maybe 90 minutes away, got six inches. it is wintertime. >> you are closer to the water than i am. i probably got three inches. still bad. >> let's talk about the wicked stuff out there. we begin with then storm that moved to the east coast, heavy snow and ice that triggered deadly pileups and a nightmare for air travelers, as well. >> forecasters had called for light snow in the philadelphia area, but a lot more came down in and
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Dec 5, 2013 11:35pm PST
i'm oversimplifying it but how is it possible that they can track every cell phone in the world but can't build a health care website. maybe they should put the nsa in charge of obama care. more than two million passwords for google, twitter, yahoo! and facebook have been posted online by what they believe to be a group of hackers. christian mingle was left unscathed. linked in passwords were also hacked. they found the most common was one, two, three, four, five, six. that is dumb. if you want to protect yourself, you have to have something harder, like one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, for instance. maybe go to eight this is the time of year when people are especially vulnerable to fraud. there is a lot of online shopping. i feel bad for all of the delivery guys. this video popped up online this is a guy who you can't see him but clearly he has had enough. and he just is tossing one -- i think that's a vacuum. one item after the other out of his truck on to the ground. santa would not be happy about this. he's got a cake. what else does he have? a guy? i didn't know you cou
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
fnb stadium, the same stadium where mandela made his last appearance during the 2010 world cup. the services are expected to be the largest in generations, with prominent leaders and dignitaries across the globe attending. including president obama and the first lady, who travel to south africa next week, to pay respects, bringing along president and mrs. george w. bush. ♪ for three days, his body will lie in state in pretoria, the base of the south african government. there, the public will have an opportunity to view his casket. a week from sunday, he will be buried in his ancestral home in qunu. overnight, desmond tutu led a prayer service in capetown, calling for his countrymen to carry on mandela's legacy. >> let us reach out to one another. and let madiba's dream be our dream. >> reporter: the mood here far more celebratory than sad, as people make the choice to embrace by what was given, instead of being sad by what was lost. every day here in south africa, until mr. mandela is finally laid to rest. >> a man who changed the world. >>> our ron claiborne has covered nelson ma
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Dec 3, 2013 1:40am PST
. >>> president obama has also announced a new initiative in the battle against aids. the announcement made at a white house event yesterday marking world aids day. the president is redirecting $100 million into a project to find aids therapies. >>> topping the health headlines, researchers now link migraines to chemicals found in common household products. that chemical, bpa, is found in plastic ware and food packaging. it may cause a hormonal response and cause debilitating headaches. tests on rats show high levels increase sensitivity to light, sound and other migraine symptoms. researchers are calling for human studies. >>> also making health headlines this morning, dispelling the myth that you can be fat and still fit. studies show that living an active lifestyle mitigated any potential health risks of being overweight. canadian researchers now say it is not true. eight studies of more than 60,000 people concluded that regardless of fitness level, everyone who is overweight has an elevated risk of heart disease and early death. >>> an unsolved mystery has been unraveling in australia. you w
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Dec 6, 2013 1:40am PST
world. he had such influence. >> no doubt about it. look at the "washington post" and the headline, "the nation's healer is dead." first quote from president obama, "he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages." that is a powerful, true quote. another, "the prisoner who became president -- south africa's leader, a symbol of moral force." >> all of the things that he was, where he was iconic and legendary and he became such a big thing, the next headline from the "new york daily news" sums up what he was. it says, "nelson mandela," again "1918-2013, farewell, dear friend." and i think a lot of people were able to connect with him in such a way where they felt not only was he a massive man where they couldn't touch him but interconnected to our lives in a daily basis. >> the best of humanity right there. certainly will be missed and celebrated. we'll be right back. k. we'll be right back. lead paint poisoning affects one million children today. if you're pregnant or have young children and your home was built before 1978, you could be at risk. learn how to protect your family. to fi
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Dec 6, 2013 12:35am PST
in history. from world leaders like president obama. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. and so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> to celebrities and mostly ordinary citizens of the world, an outpouring of love and mourning. abc's alex marquardt is live for us in johannesburg. alex? >> good evening, dan. a new day has dawned here in south africa. there's a profound sense of loss and mourning that has swept the entire country. what's really remarkable are celebrations like this one right outside mandela's home that we've seen spring up around the country. south africans marking the passing of this great man by celebrating his life. when the news broke tonight of mandela's death, south africans of all stripes flocked to mandela's home. young, old, white, black. ♪ they danced. they sang old songs of struggle from the apartheid era. >> i think we should celebrate what he has achieved and what he has given us. i wouldn't be free without him. >> reporter: but some who showed up to pay the
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
obama will attend. >> hearts are heavy around the world and the bay area where the antiapartheid movement took center stage conclude as ago. mel knell visited in 1990 giving a speech in front of 58,000 people who came to see him at the oakland coliseum. he just was released from prison four months earlier after being in prison 27 years. a state senator was on stage with mandela. show was mayor of berkeley one of few cities in the world that sanctioned south africa. >> that was a moment of shear joy for the entire community. i think the coliseum was full every seat, standing room only celebrating this extraordinary human spirit. >> in 1985, 10,000 students at u.k. berkeley boycotted classes. and the follow year california was the largest government in the united states to require divestments of investments related to south africa. >> people are sharing memories on our facebook page. you can eastbound -- leave your thoughts, too. >> san jose state is addressing what called a hate crime against a black student. the university has appoint add retired superior court judge to led the i
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
greatest son. a somber president obama hailed mandela as a leader who changed the world for the better. >> we've lost one of the most influential, pro foundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> mandela spent 27 years in prison set free in 1990, won the nobel peace prize in 1993 helping to lead south africa out of white-only rule and went on to win the presidency the next year, serving until 1999. he battled health issues with hospitalizations. starting tomorrow all flags in south africa will be flown at half staff. the white house says president obama will attend. they broke out in song outside of his home. the crowd gathered quickly after hearing news of the death. the crowd has been chanting and dancing some wearing the flag to celebrate what he did for the country. >> a new statue with fists raised in triumph is lit up in washington, d.c. every living american president is expected to attend mandela's funeral. >> new york's famed apollo theater is honoring the south african leader. a music hall chang
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Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
nation and to the world, that nelson mandela had died. >> this is the moment of our deepest sorrow. our nation has lost its greatest son. >> reporter: tributes quickly poured in from around the world, including from president barack obama. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: this photo shows his flag-draped coffin being taken from the home, in preparation for a state funeral. this morning, large crowds gathered outside mandela's house and around the country. singing and dancing, joyfully celebrating the life of a man who gave so much hope and freedom. >> he allowed us to come together as a nation. >> reporter: south africa's first black president was surrounded by much of his family when he passed away. his grandson, today, said, i am strengthened by the knowledge that he is now finally resting. and this morning, we're getting new details about the funeral arrangements. there will first be a big public memorial service, held in a soccer stadium. then, mandela will lie in st
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Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
more than 50 world leaders will arrive to honor nelson mandela. that number growing. president obama leaving on air force one tomorrow night with the first lady, of course, who met mandela with her daughters. the obamas have invited former president george w. bush and laura bush to travel them. the bushes have said they will. former president clinton and hillary clinton making the trip, as will former president jimmy carter, too. tonight, we learned queen elizabeth, who met mandela a number of times, has asked that her son prince charles attend in her place. and on this sunday in south africa, a day of prayer. and word from one of nelson mandela's daughters, during his final days. abc's byron pitts is there. >> reporter: this sunday was soaked in symbolism. the former township, once the epicenter of the anti-apartheid movement. grief and gratitude stretched across generations. he spoke for a nation. >> i'm here today, he fought for our freedom. if it wasn't for him, we wouldn't be here. we wouldn't be having all the things that we have. >> reporter: for nelson mandela's memorial serv
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Dec 5, 2013 1:40am PST
stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny because of her rambunctious. >> she is sunny. >> she like bo, who's her older brother, i guess in a way, not by birth but a portuguese water dogs in case you are wondering. thankfully, there's zzzquil. it's not for colds, it's not for pain, it's just for sleep. ♪ because sleep is a beautiful thing™. ♪ zzzquil. the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by u
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
, with president obama and the first lady just boarding on the way to south africa to pay tribute this week to nelson mandela with other world leaders >> gas prices have got up three cents a gallon according to the new survey putting the national average for a gallon of regular at $3.29, nearly ten cents less than a yearing a at this time. california above average price rose four cents to $3.5 a gallon and the cheapest gas in the lower 48 is in tulsa, oklahoma, where drivers pay $2.84 a gallon and the most expensive gas is not in the bay area but in los angeles, $3.61. >> butterflies are the latest political target in san francisco, the commission on the environment approved a resolution urging the toy been releasing but the for flies at weddings saying they are animals to be respected and should not be used add decorations. mop arcs are the most sought after for ceremonies. supporters are concerned the butterflies could damage native species. >> a start-up is looking to invent the incredible edible egg without the "egg." the san francisco start-up backed by bill gates is scouring the
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Dec 9, 2013 11:35pm PST
gaming world so they made fake characters. you meant that time you spent three weeks flirting with an elf princess that turned out to be a guy? obama knows ability th s about ? i personally don't mind them spying on me if they can help me with my i tunes password sometimes. >> a new season of the best funeral ever. they plan these very elaborate ceremonies and i mean elaborate. on tonight's episode they had a funeral for a guy named george and apparently the most interesting thing about george is he loved candy. >> he was a nice man. and mr. coleman, i realized that he loved sweets. he loved all his sweets. it could have been a honey bun. he loved his honey bun. do you hear me? there's something about sweetness. there is something about the sweetness in christ. ain't got to get no more honey buns to make him happy. what he had was jesus. jesus. jesus. >> yay jesus. >> honey bun. wouldn if my eulogy is not delivered by an enormous ginger bread man, i will consider my life to be a failure. normally they lower a casket into the ground and everyone cries and then gets something to eat. >> y'a
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Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
really great leader. he was smart and capable. and made his mark. >> reporter: obama only met mandela once. ever so briefly as a junior senator. but his connection may be the most profound. it was mandela, he says, who awakened him to the wider world. inspiring him to political activism. >> he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by their hopes, not by their fears. >> reporter: in other words, there night not be a president obama if not for nelson mandela. for "this week." jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> and we're lucky now to be joined by four individuals who had unique working relationships with nelson mandela. bill keller. dr. gay mcdougall, who campaigned for his release from prison. stan greenberg, his pollster and strategist. and ambassador jendayi frazer. thanks to all of you for being here. bill, let me begin with you. we ended the piece with the relation obama and nelson mandela. and president clinton. they're important but didn't agree in important ways as politicians. >> they are. it's -- was noteworthy that the president he felt closest to was b
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Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
mandela, a man who changed this world. president obama saying just hours ago he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. at 95, his death not a surprise, but the lessons of his life still reverbrating around the globe, that long walk to freedom, brimming with humility, resilient, a determination to forgive. and there has been a huge outpouring of emotion, reaction from around the world tonight, our team there starting with abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran who
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Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
. president obama is there along with other world leaders paying respects and celebrating his life. we will have more on this ahead. >> if you are headed to the east coast for the super bowl, there is one game day tradition you cannot take part in: tailgating which is banned at the super bowl at the stadium in new jersey so no barbecues or buffet tables in the parking lot. the head of the super bowl committee says the ban is due to safety concerns and a lack of space at the stadium. there are fewer than 13,000 parking spots for 80,000 fans and those lucky enough to get one are only allowed to eat and drink in or next to their car. they will not be allowed to pull out a folding chair. >> federalling as would made a sweep of drug dealers in the san francisco tenderloin will make more arrests in the future. we were embedded with the task force during the most recent sweep police and federal agents fanned out in the tenderloin targeting chronic dealers. many arrested face champions before. they go to jail and they are back on the streets. this time they face charges so a minimum mandat
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Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
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Dec 8, 2013 4:00am PST
appearance at the 2010 world cup. president obama and the first lady will be there, along with former president george w. bush and mrs. bush. former president jimmy carter. and former president bill clinton and mrs. clinton are expected at the funeral on sunday. next sunday, the state funeral in his hometown on the eastern cape. his long-time friend and lawyer, george bizos. >> he will go down in history, i think, as the revolutionary who didn't believe in violence. >> reporter: earlier today, we had our first public sighting of winnie mandela, his former wife and partner. today will be quiet. on tuesday, the gatheri ining l the world has never seen before, as dignitaries from around the globe gather to say farewell. >> nelson mandela has a large and complicated family tree with over a dozen grandchildren. some of them opened up to reena ninan on a recent visit to south africa. she's here to tell us about it. >> reporter: 17 grandkids and three wives. everyone vying for his time and affection. there is one thing that he did from his prison cell that still brings his family comfort. se
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
. aretha franklin performed. ♪ joy to the world the lord has come >> mrs. obama and the muppets. >> you ready? >> yes. >> are you all ready? >> reading the night before christmas. and mariah carey there, too. ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ >> a tradition, the first national christmas tree lit by calvin coolidge in 1923. the first president to flip the switch, black and white there, but trust us, 2500 red, white and green bulbs. this tree lit in 1940 by fdr. the washington monument right there behind it. and it was 50 years ago after the death of president kennedy, the lighting ceremony postponed until late december. president lbj saying today we come to the end of a season of great national sorrow and beginning of the season of great eternal joy. and like so many americans in 2007, the first christmas tree in led lights to make it more energy efficient. and this year, the most energy coming from those little dancers, one of them president obama tried to keep up with. giant smile the moment he gives up. leaving the troeft her. there's a reason they call it cabin fever, tonight w
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
are remembering nelson mandela, a man who changed this world. president obama saying just hours ago he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. at 95, his death not a surprise, but the lessons of his life still reverbrating around the globe, that long walk to freedom, brimming with humility, resilient, a determination to forgive. and there has been a huge outpouring of emotion, reaction from around the world tonight, our team there starting with abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran who joins us right now from london. terry? >> reporter: it is a profound moment for south africa and really for the world, the marking of the passing of this remarkable man and of the end of an era in human grace and dignity. in south africa itself, in the neighborhood which was a segregated township where nelson mandela lived before he went to prison for 27 years and where he went home to. there is a combination of mourning, of sorrow and celebration and gratitude, people gathering outside of his home and dancing, celebrating the life of nelson mandela. reaction pouring in from around the w
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Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
. mandela made his last public appearance at the 2010 world cup. it's confirmed, president obama and the first lady will be there, along with former president george w. bush and mrs. bush. former president jimmy carter and former president bill clinton and mrs. clinton are expected at the funeral next sunday. wednesday through friday, he will lie in state in the nation's legislative capital. next sunday, the state funeral in his hometown on the eastern cape. his long-time friend and lawyer, george bizos. >> he will go down in history, i think, as the revolutionary who didn't believe in violence. >> reporter: earlier today, we had our first public sighting of winnie mandela, his former wife and partner in the dark days of apartheid. tomorrow will be quiet. on tuesday, the gathering like the world has never seen before, as dignitaries from around the globe gather to say farewell to nelson mandela. bianna? >> a week of mourning, reflection, and celebration. our thanks to you. >>> nelson mandela has a large and complicated family tree with over a dozen grandchildren. some of them opened up t
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Dec 6, 2013 4:30am PST
president obama will attend. >> thank you. hearts are heavy around the world and here in the bay area where the antiapartheid movement took center stage decades ago. mandela visited the bay area in june of 1990 including a speech in front of 58,000 people looking to see him at oakland coliseum. he just was released from prison four months before that. a state senator was on stage at the time mayor of berkeley one of the only cities in the world that sanctioned south africa. >> that was a moment of joy for the entire community and the coliseum was full, every seats standing room only. we were celebrating this extraordinary human spirit. >> in 1985, 10,000 students at uc berkeley rallyied against apartheid and boycotted chooses. the following year, cam became the largest government in the united states to withdraw all investments related to south africa. >> people are sharing their memories of nelson mandela on our facebook page. you, too, can leave your thoughts. >> san jose state is taking the first step to addressing what the prosecution calls a hate crime against a black student. the univ
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Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
from around the world released nelson mandela and dismantled apartheid. president obama will travel to south africa to pay his respects to mandela ordered the flags flown at half staff. >> this morning, prince william is remembering mandela as an extraordinary and inspiring man, the duke and duchess were guests at london premiere of "mandela, a long walk to freedom," when they received wore the leader had died. rinse william expressed his sympathies as he live theater with kate and a moment silence was held after the final credits. >> musician richie was the first to tweet about the leader. when mandela made the tour of the united states in 1990 richie actually served we as his fashion stylist and was if charge of updating the look after three decades in prison. in the bay area, many petroleum -- petroleum who had the honor of seeing him in person are remembering the leader. he inspired tens of thousands during an appearance at the oakland coliseum 23 years ago. it was singing and celebration and he was here in june of 1990 a few months after being released from prison. 58,000 peopl
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Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
mandela made the final appearance in 2010 and a there will world gathered to say goodbye. >> remember him for the righteousness. >> despite enknox security -- despite enormous security concerns, people streamed in. there were now united states president, obama, bush, clinton and carter. president obama honored the legacy. >> nelson mandela taught us the power of action and the power of ideas. the importance of reason. the response of argument. the need to study not only those who you agree with but, also, those who you do not agree with. >> 90 countries knew in representatives from argentina to pakistan to trinidad to china. >> on the streets of south africa memorials large and small to the man who triumphed over apartheid. >> we have to mourn can cry but more important celebrate the life of a great leader. >> after today's memorial, his body will lie in state for three days before he is buried in the childhood village on sunday. black ice causing problems and we can see it. >> yes, we have two lanes that are blocked off, northbound along 280 on the bridge near black mountain road. if
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
to allow same-sex marriage. >>> president obama announced a new $100 million initiative today to help find a cure for hiv. the president made the announcement at the white house to mark world aids day which was yesterday. the money will go to the national institutes of health. the president says the u.s. should be at the forefront of discoveries to eliminate hi vice president or put it into remission without requiring life long therapy. >> those of who you lived through it remember all too well the fear and the stigma and how hard people with hiv had to fight to be seen or heard or to be treated with basic compassion. >> the white house also marked world aids day by hanging a giant red ribbon between columns. president obama announced the u.s. has surs passed the goal he set last year to support 6 million people around the globe in getting access to antiretroviral drugs. >>> a new epidemic of sorts is being reported in america, a growing number of twins. nearly half babies born to mothers who use advanced fertility aids were multiple births. twins have higher risk of prematurity and s
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
as president obama honored the legacy. our reporter has more on the celebration for a man who changed the world. >> the world descended on johannesburg to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. tens thousands singing and dancing in a downpour. that is a sign in after a. >> when it rains it means your goals are welcoming you. >> four united states presidents, obama, bush, chip ton -- clinton and carter, joins 94,000 in the soccer. president obama greeted cuban leader raul castro, coming together to honor the man that south africa called madiba. and madiba would give voice to the claims of the oppressed like martin luther king. >> his lifelong fight for freedom is remembered through song. ♪ madiba >> and prayer. >> we beseech you in your great loving kindness, the soul of nelson mandela. >> three of his grandchild took the stage. amen, women, and children side-by-side, dreaming the same dream. >> residents of his home village watched the memorial live on tv. the former president will be buried there on sunday. >> before that, satisfy caps -- south africans get a final chance to say goo
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 12:35am PST
not seen again in public. as we said, more than 100 world leaders have come for this memorial service this morning including four american presidents. president and mrs. obama, along with president george w. bush and laura bush. here they are right now. the former secretary of state and first lady hillary clinton. long 17-hour flight on air force one. they reconfigured the cabins a bit so everybody could get some sleep. president bush and mrs. bush were in what is usually the medical unit of air force one. secretary clinton took over the first class staff cabin. and of course the president and mrs. obama had
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
>>> good morning, america. ♪ special coverage from south africa, as the world celebrates nelson mandela. thousands braving the cold and driving rain in an emotional ceremony. president obama paying tribute to the freedom fighter's legacy. >> a giant of history. he moved a nation toward justice. and in the process, moved billions around the world. >>> wild weather coast to coast. flight delays building as a brand-new snowstorm targets the east. bitter cold putting parts of the west coast in a deep freeze. >>> vanishes. emergency crews in nevada on a search and rescue mission for an entire family of six. who disappeared in the snowy mountains. no cell phone contact since sunday. authorities racing to find them. >>> and watch out. the video gone viral of this massive snowball fight at the university of oregon. at least one financibl footballw suspended. but was it all just in good fun? >>> and good morning to all our viewers in the west. what a morning in south africa. thousands gaterred there in the stadium in johannesburg soccer stadium. rain pouring down all morning long. the ce
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
all lanes are open but the off-ramp is closed and use oak street instead. >> it is 6:18. world leaders are ready to converge on south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela including president obama. the commander in chief's early morning departure and events planned for the late south african leader. >> first though, the sound of music, michael finney teams up with "consumer reports" to find out if you really need to spend out if you really need to spend big bucks to get [ bettina ] my dentist said to me that i had acid erosion. he actually told me that a lot of the foods that i thought were really healthy for me can do damage to the enamel on my teeth. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel. pronamel will help protect the enamel from future erosion. mwhat does that firstd spoonful taste likok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of ano
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Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
since news of the foam antiapartheid leaders tough death broke. president and mrs. obama will attend the new jersey memorial service along with former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and majority. it will be held at the stadium where mandela made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup and will lie in state if three days in the capital before he is finally laid to rest after a state funeral next sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condoleents for nelson mandela's family be available starting today at the san francisco city hall if people to sign. a memorial book will be available at the memorial park in san mateo county and champion of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the month planning to send the books to nelson mandela's family in south africa. >> we are learning of the veteran held captive in north korea if a if -- for a month. the 85-year-old is at a local home. he came back to the united statessen saturday was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell, and well fed,
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Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
celebrating the life of nelson mandela. 91 world leaders including four american presidents attending tomorrow's memorial service. president obama and the first lady are flying there today, joined on air force one by president george w. bush. abc's chief foreign correspondent, terry moran, from pretoria. good morning, terry. >> reporter: this is a huge week for this country and people around the world. south africa is saying a long and beautifully affectionate farewell to the man that just about everybody here calls tata, father. candles and flowers at nelson mandela's house. a people's spontaneous tribute. at the south african parliament, in cape town, a special session begins this morning to honor mandela. at the fnb stadium where mandela made his last public appearance at the 2010 world cup, 91 world leaders are expected to join 90,000 ordinary south africans in a massive and historic memorial tomorrow. ♪ over the weekend, churches filled with songs and prayer in memory and gratitude for mandela's life. ♪ nelson mandela nelson mandela ♪ >> reporter: but to grasp the
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